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I know what you mean, CATHM26. Great that you didn't eat the rest after you decided it wasn't worth it.
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I remember when I would keep on eating until it was gone, even if I was disappointed in how good it wasn't.
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It never tastes as good as I build it up in my head. I had a craving for pizza last week... it was greasy and tasted like cardboard and I ended up throwing half of it out. Waste of money and calories.

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I feel powerless and gassy after I've eaten crap. Gotta stop.


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I had a Pillsbury Grands biscuit yesterday. I couldn't wait to eat it, because I've always loved them.
It was so disappointing! Not as tasty as I remembered and it made me sick. My stomach was upset for hours. I was really mad at myself, for wasting 200 calories on it!
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I feel like a failure.

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2/21/13 5:58 P

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The other day I ate a McDonald's Steak, Egg & Cheese Bagel and a hashbrown for the first time in over a year and my stomach felt sooo sick afterwards. Even when I eat a more lenient meal, it's not quite THAT greasy and processed--my stomach can't handle it like it used to.

It's actually good, because now my craving for McDonald's is completely gone and won't be coming back.

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With me it is portion control.. I will eat until it is gone.

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I have found that too much sugar now gives me a food coma and I will fall asleep. So - crap=sleepy.

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I just found this team and am confessing I have been eating Ice cream, chips and peanuts and taquitos that hubby is bringing home in spite of the 7000+ steps I walked yesterday.
I am spending too much time at the computer watching Netflix reruns. I need to go to the gym, or go for a mall walk, or go walk at 9 am at the local park where a group of seniors walk.
I am not filling out my food tracker but I am my exercise. So even after 4 years and 32 pounds kept off I am still on plateau and holding... the month of January is past and my brand new size 14 jeans will not fit if I gain... so I am resolved to stop eating crap. MIajoeB ( Maria Josephina)

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1/20/13 8:19 P

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Yes, Nutella is food crack! It's a forbidden food until I reach my goal. I like to eat it with animal crackers. emoticon

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Crap isn't worth it!

WHO knew that we can be over-served, even with cake?!
I hope you are feeling better today.
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Sick!

We had a Grad. Party this weekend.
I did not do any tracking and ate alot of foods I have not eaten in months. By the end of the night I felt so sick.
We have tons of leftovers, I nibbled a little yesterday. Stayed away from the potato chips & the amazing cake. But still my stomach was not happy.

If anyone would have told me that I would have a problem eating cake, I would have died laughing! Not so very long ago, I think I might have been able to eat a few pounds of cake, in one sitting. Now one piece upset me.



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I always feel the impact of craptacular food the morning after. It's a little food hangover! Like this past Friday night. I went out with my friends from work and, instead of trying to find something Paleo on the menu, I wound up with a cocktail in one hand and a sandwich in the other. Now granted, everything was high quality and well-made (the bread on the sandwich was made by my husband's bakery), but the fact that I over-loaded my body with sugary stuff meant that I had a VERY acidic gut. I spent the next morning with a slightly upset stomach, and it stayed that way until I went for a run and sweat out some of the excess salt and toxins.

There's one execption to feeling crappy if I eat poorly (which, for me, is defined as anything high in carbohydrates/ sugars/ white flour) -- if I go for an after-indulging walk, I feel much better. I think that the exercise keeps my insulin levels more stable and prevents my stomach from being over-active and acidic. It really helps!

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It never goes well. Food has been a drug of choice for me as well, since I leave the other stuff alone, except for a drink or two now and then. I am in the habit of telling myself, "I don't drink or do drugs, so what's the harm with a little food?" That's a habit I want to break. I am, in essence, telling myself it's OK to overeat. And it's not. As someone just said (sorry I forgot the name of the person), I feel like crap when I eat crap and too much of it.

I feel so much better when I've had food that's good for me and that I also like. It just takes more planning than I sometimes do, to have something better than crap handy and available. I'm trying hard to replace some of that momentary pleasure from overeating with activities that give me pleasure. It takes time.

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BUDDYSMYFRIEND is the one who said this, and I totally agree.
Eating crap = feeling like crap.


Edited by: BARBARA_BOO at: 6/15/2012 (23:42)
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When I eat crap, I get a food coma...meaning I just want to sleep. Sometimes I really just can't hold my eyes open. I will take a long nap and feel disoriented and experience mind fog when I wake up. My body feels like it just wants to shut down...not really what a "fuel" should do for a "machine" So I try to think of junk food as not really food, but more my recreational drug of choice, since I don't use alcohol or illicit drugs. If I overindulge, I can expect "hangover" symptoms and be sure I did something harmful for my body, even if it felt momentarily satisfying when I was eating it.

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When I eat crap, I get a food coma...meaning I just want to sleep. Sometimes I really just can't hold my eyes open. I will take a long nap and feel disoriented and experience mind fog when I wake up. My body feels like it just wants to shut down...not really what a "fuel" should do for a "machine" So I try to think of junk food as not really food, but more my recreational drug of choice, since I don't use alcohol or illicit drugs. If I overindulge, I can expect "hangover" symptoms and be sure I did something harmful for my body, even if it felt momentarily satisfying when I was eating it.

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Ugg! I made a choice to eat crap, and too much of it, yesterday. I almost immediately regretted it. I felt sick and bloated and my acid reflux went wild, and I still feel it today. So, for me - Eating crap = feeling like crap.

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I have found that if I am following a healthy eating plan for even a few days and I have a day where I eat too much unhealthy crap, my body rejects it in a violent manner (I won't put down the gory details, just suffice to say that it doesn't stay with me long at all.) I have also discovered that sugar makes me feel worse. I have fibromyalgia and eating well gives me more energy and I feel better overall. Junk food and sugar seem to exacerbate the fatigue that goes with fibro.

In short, eating crap makes me feel like crap.

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Hi Jessica - I've never had Nutella, but I see it and am curious (and man, some people REALLY like it), but you just confirmed my suspicions that I should stay away.

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The complexities of why I eat crap... and how each occasion makes me feel.

I don't like eating crap - I wasn't brought up eating crap and I rarely eat crap. I sometimes make choices that aren't so healthy...

Sometimes I will binge of stuff I don't like as some kind of punishment, other times I will have something like fish & chips from the chip shop and not feel regretful or guilty at all (because they are a tasty treat and not crap).



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I don't think I play that mind game either, yes to other games though, too. I don't usually feel guilty-bad when I eat crap since crap is a regular part of my diet. I try to take it's power away by scheduling a daily item... I was talking about feeling nauseated, bloated, literally sick... Yeah, I'm fine most of the time after eating junk food but I guess I don't know where the line is sometimes to making myself sick with it. I think I used to be able to tolerate more when I was younger.

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I usually feel fine after eating junk food, except for fried foods which I regularly avoid because mess with my stomach. Then again, I've learned over the years how to eat only one serving of something to keep me from feeling guilty for overindulging. I don't feel like crap for eating crap because I refuse to play that particular mind game. (I play other mind games though, so I'm far from perfect.)

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LOL I saw the stuff at Costco and resisted the temptation to buy it! You confirmed why I shouldn't!

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Generally speaking, I feel guilty when I've eaten crap...unless I've done it to try to make my minimum calories for the day. I also (if I do it early in the day) really feel my energy level drop. I must admit that this week I am having a little problem with Nutella...I (stupidly) let my kids browbeat me into buying a jar last week, and I hear it calling my name...I gave in a couple of days ago and had the 2 tablespoon suggested serving...200 calories, and it wasn't enough...I found myself calculating the calorie count in the whole jar to see how badly I'd mess up my week if I ate it. :( So I didn't get the satisfaction out of eating it that I thought I would...I just found myself wanting more! (Nutella=Food Crack? Maybe?)

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Even planned desserts, like tonight, I feel nauseated. I can hardly get out of my chair, literally sick. I wouldn't have eaten this much if I'd known my body would act this way.

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Depends. If it's a treat and I've planned it, it feels great and I enjoy it. If it's a binge, which I don't have much of these days, I feel lousy and demoralized like I've let myself down.

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After eating crap I feel nothing but regret. Does that stop me from doing it again? Nope. That's the sad part. Eating garbage, periodically, is okay (and tastes great -- I'm looking at you Quarter Pounder with cheese), but why are we never satisfied with one misstep? Our own bodies mock us! I guess, when we do have victories and take care of ourselves, we should pat ourselves on the back, hard, recognize and forgive our humanity and then try to make better choices.

This is so hard, isn't it?

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my stomach feels heavy, uncomfortable, like the food isn't moving any time soon... I really don't like the feeling.

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I usually feel tired, as the insulin levels soar to match the over-carbing that "crap" means for me. My TX cousin named this "sugar-fits" and that name has stuck in my head ever since.

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I get stomach cramps, and gassy after eating/drinking what I call crap: tater tots, and IPA (thoses are very common menu items in my town.). Sometimes I'll eat it anyway. Ceasar salad never messes with my stomach but I know it can be loaded with fat.

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It depends on the specific variety of crap, but it ranges from feeling unwell, to ringing ears or joint pain, to a full-blown migraine. Eating real food works so much better for me!

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Very true!

Crap for me is often usually something that is very "calorie-dense". It could be something that is much higher in fats than what anyone recommends for a healthy person in ONE day, like cake frosting made with lard, which includes most grocery store cakes. Too much sugar or too much salt in a single day also cause physical problems for me. Indigestion, gas, fatigue, cravings.

When I have eaten too much sugar, it seems like I need something salty. Then, if I've eaten too much salt, the sweet tooth awakens. Nothing seems to satisfy. It's hard to find a balance when off the reservation, the reservation being a well-balanced plan with adequate fruits, veggies, protein, carbs and water. That's when I feel the best, physically and emotionally.

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It depends on the crap, but usually I get brain fog and / or horrible joint pain. With McDonald's, add to all that, I'm also still hungry! Crap also makes me have really weird dreams / nightmares. That's enough to tell me all those chemicals aren't good for your brain.

That said, one person's crap isn't necessarily another's.My definition of crap is food with additives, preservatives, or fake versions of other foods.I eat butter and really good chocolate in moderation, and given the choice, I'd eat sugar instead of fake sweeteners...all in moderation of course! Someone else might have a different definition that works for them.

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For want of any other creative way to put this - after eating crap, I feel like crap !! emoticon

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Chocolate is one of those things that I keep on hand - but sometimes wait so long that it's gone stale!

What I CANNOT have in the house is Trader Joe's Peanut Butter Pretzels. I don't even buy them anymore. Some day maybe I'll buy a bag as a treat or special reward.

I can easily limit myself to three dark chocolate covered macadamias - but the pretzels, NFW.

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I seriously can't have anything chocolate in the house. I have absolutely ZERO willpower when it comes to chocolate. Just typing the word makes me hungry. emoticon

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Yeah, seriously, major props on being able to stop! Frosted brownies are even more dangerous to have around than the regular kind!!

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I agree! LOL! I'm amazed that I was able to stop this time.

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LOL, I know, finding that happy medium of getting a taste and still feeling fine is something I struggle with! I would have felt fine after just one bowl of Lucky Charms. Portion control is not my strong suit. If I really really like something, I want to eat it until there is no more. Brownies are a huge weakness for me! I guess it's not the crap eating, it's the amount of crap being eaten.

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This morning I ate about 2 ounces of frosted brownies and I feel great. I did have trouble stopping though and that's my main issue (staying in my calorie range after I start eating...)

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I feel sh*tty. Literally. I indulged in not just one, but two bowls of Lucky Charms last night before bed. And then I stood in the kitchen with the open box and snacked on more. Woke up this morning dealt with some uncomfortable stomach pains and spent extra time in the bathroom. Ick. Stupid marshmallows. You are what you eat, and last night/this morning, I'm CRAP!

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I usually feel great---THAT's my problem. Ha ha.

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I feel physically nervous and unsatisfied after I've eaten crap. It usually heightens my desire for some more crap. It becomes a real challenge to not fall head-first into the toilet, which is what happens if I don't get my mind on something besides food or booze, QUICKLY.
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There must be something TO the idea that our body needs a balanced diet, without a lot of crap in it.

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I think you've found a home, DOC!
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I just found this team, it's a common link between a couple of my spark pals, and you guy are cracking me up so I think I'll stick around. Seems like a good place for a hopelessly liberal socialist uu like myself.

I wrote a blog on this topic regarding an encounter with a DD blueberry muffin. Food with minimal nutrition goes down fast but does not satisfy. To find the sweet spot I plan ahead then eat slowly and mindfully, and guiltlessly.

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ELECTROLYTE, you might want to warn your preacher dad about generous gifts from ROOBY!
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I was thinking this morning about some of the things we have defined as crap and how we get that momentary pleasure when we eat them (or even THINK about eating them). After the initial rush, the thrill subsides, sometimes making us feel ill, and sometimes going the self-loathing route.

How do you guys find that sweet spot, the portion small enough to get the thrill, but BEFORE it all goes south?

See you later. Have to leave for pilates class.
(Spell check suggests "plates", instead of "pilates".)
It's food-obsessed.
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Shhh, "they" will find out about the atheist agenda!!

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I was wondering if anyone would pick up on that....

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So, ROOB, am I reading this right? Are you trying to kill off an entire congregation by giving the crap you find to be unhealthy to a church?
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You said, "So glad I bought the two-bag Costco size of it before I found that out - lol! Maybe I can find a church to give it to..."

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Ooooh, ROOB, so true so true. There are some things I eat because I like the taste, not because it's a "substitute" (tofu, tempeh, soy milk, etc.)...but I feel ya on avoiding egg beaters, lowfat cheeses, and even nonfat milk. I've found that my fat intake is usually on the low end anyway, so I drink 2%, like my cheese full strength, and enjoy the entire egg :)

HFCS I try to avoid where I can (like in bread, yogurt, and cereals), but I don't go out of my way to altogether ban it per se - just like all the other sugars and substitutes, I try to just limit it where I can by eating better-for-me-foods....but that too doesn't always go as planned of course!

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I think HFCS is really, really, really bad for you. I started noticing years ago that after eating 'sugary' things I felt sick - a sudden flush of heat and nausea. I am not diabetic, and my A1C at my last physicial was perfectly normal. If something makes me feel that bad, maybe I shouldn't consume it.

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Of course, maybe I'm just imagining things, and it's really good for me:

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As far as other 'fake' food - when I come across a recipe that calls for 'low fat cheese' or 'egg whites' or 'egg-beaters' I just keep right on going. I have no intention of eating that drek for the rest of my life, and Spark is about changing my life, so why would I temporarily eat pretend food?

Low fat cheese is like eating rubber, and it doesn't melt. I'd rather have half a grilled cheese sammich with real cheese than two with fake cheese. An egg-white hom-let? NO THANK YOU.

We also found that Splenda raises my diabetic husband's blood sugar nearly as much as real sugar. So glad I bought the two-bag Costco size of it before I found that out - lol! Maybe I can find a church to give it to...

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I'm of multiple minds here.

a) I don't believe in forbidden foods. I eat anything I want, preferably in moderation, but seriously? Not so good on the moderation front.

b) There are things I will go out of my way to try to avoid. HFCS is one. Cream and milk because I can't stand the taste. Like that.

c) I don't think any food is crap, per se, but I (personally) don't see the point of the low-fat/fat-free stuff ... it tastes mostly awful [fat free plain yogurt would be the one exception that I find tastes pretty good depending on the brand], and I typically wind up not feeling satisfied because my mind is still lusting for "the real thing".

Sooooo. If I eat any of those things in b) or c), I usually feel grossed out, but that's mostly a mental, I-do-it-to-myself thing. If, on the other hand, I simply overeat, or eat something (fried foods or red meat or whatever) that "they" say is bad for me? I usually don't bother feeling guilty, and my stomach and brain have no problem with it ...

My 2 (rather long-winded) cents.

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I am rare I think because I do believe in 'bad' foods. Pure sugar and fat and no nutrition, and HFCS and other cheap junk injected into almost everything.
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Honestly? Immediately afterwards I feel pretty satisfied and contented, like I'm being hugged from the inside. After the initial high has worn off however, I sometimes start to feel really low and maybe get a stomach ache, or a headache, or just feel generally yucky. Not always, but a lot of the time. Even though I know it's a possibility, I'll still indulge in something that I know isn't going to do me any good in the long run, just because I know I'll get that initial hit of feeling really good. It's because of that 'feelgood factor' that I'm having a hell of a time breaking my emotional eating cycle. But I keep trying and trying and trying some more. I'll crack it one of these days.


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Ugh, absolutely POKEY. It's so hard to get out of the rut once you eat a donut for breakfast (as I did last Friday, since BF was so kind as to leave one on the counter that morning!) or something. So easy to just keep going and going and going, even though I know I'll feel crummy.

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When I eat un-planned for crap (I do schedule a little crap into each day because I gotta have a dessert!), I feel horribly guilty, yet want more more more more more. Once I break plan, I just want to keep eating, even though I KNOW it is a fleeting good feeling for a lot of bad feelings to follow.

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I wouldn't consider fitting in a treat into your intake "eating crap." Like others have mentioned, nothing is necessarily off limits; it's all in the moderation.

For me, eating crap is sometimes what I do on a weekend - sleep in, drink too much coffee with too much sugar, not drink enough water, snack mindlessly all day, eat junk, and not eat my veggies/fruits. And when I do that, I feel like crap (go figure). I can tell a noticeable difference on the days when I'm on track and drinking enough water. Now I just need to remember and tap into that feeling to avoid having crap days...

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Yes, I agree, Dolly. I think of very little food as being bad. There are foods, such as sugary candy, that makes me hungrier and I have to fight not to go over on calories but I don't consider it bad. I think everything has it's place. That candy would be great as a pre-run snack, for example, great fuel for the muscles. I feel as long as I'm meeting my nutrition goals of protein, fiber, calcium, etc, I'm good. I eat dark chocolate every day. emoticon

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"Eating crap" implies two things. One, that the food eaten is not nutrious. Two, that you've eaten way too much of said food and gone over your daily calorie allotment.

I have eaten non-nutrious food (cookies, ice cream, etc) as part of my daily food plan. I only do it on occasion. When I do that I feel pretty good about it because I've planned to do it ahead of time and I know it hasn't destroyed my progress of the day. On the other hand, I've eaten non-nutrious food in an "eating crap" kind of way more often than I care to admit. When that happens, I feel physically unwell and emotionally depressed. These days I try not to beat up on myself but I used to really give myself hell which didn't help the situation because the worse I felt about myself the more I turned to food. I'm a compulsive overeater, in case you haven't guessed that.

I guess my point is food is food. Attaching the label of "crap" to it is a judgement based on how the food is used. The less judgement I put into my food the less I feel the need to eat in a way that makes me feel bad. So even if I overeat I don't like to tell myself I'm eating crap but that I just didn't follow my plan today. And then I do better tomorrow. emoticon

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When I eat crap that I didn't mean to, I definitely don't feel full at all or I've eaten too much and feel stuffed - there doesn't seem to be a middle ground. If I let myself get too full of crap, I feel like...well...like crap. My head hurts, I feel bloated, and I usually have a bad aftertaste in my mouth.

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3/2/10 8:38 P

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Some of the things I feel when I eat crap:

Like I want more.
Sick stomache.
When I eat McDonalds or such I feel like I haven't eaten, like you said Boo...very cheated.
Guilty.
Like I am a bad person.

Not to say that when I choose to mindfully vs, compulsively have a treat...something special and truly delicious I can feel happy and like I am giving myself one of life's small joys.....then I can move on.

Its complicated, eh?


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Ann, I would never include a nice steak in the category of 'crap' food! :) A lean steak and a nice salad, or some steamed broccoli, is yummeh. Honestly, if I go to long without cow, I start jonesing for it real bad, so I figure that's when my body needs something that's in there.

As for the other stuff - we rarely keep desserty-type crap in the house, and even then I don't have much of a sweet tooth. It's the salty stuff that I crave - and can be my downfall. I'm doing better with that, though, too - I just threw out some partial bags of chip stuff because even though they had a clip on them they were stale. GOOD. I keep a small container of really GOOD chocolate - and that lasts a long time. Current favorite - dark chocolate covered macadamia nuts from Trader Joes. NOM NOM NOM!!! But they're so intense that three or four does it for me.

As for how I feel - too much of the salty stuff and my fingers swell up like sausages. I think it makes my knees hurt, too, although that could be all in my head. Oh, and the part where I feel ashamed and piggish.

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It truly feels, mentally more than physically, like a hangover. I feel down, vaguely guilty, sluggish. I finally realized that in the same way I can not drink alcohol, I can not let myself eat like that without paying a consequence that is no longer acceptable.

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For me, it depends on the type of crap food I'm eating. For instance, I definitely feel crappy when I eat stuff that is pure sugar. Cheap chocolate is the worst. Momentary good feeling, then hours of blah.
But when I chow down on a nice juicy prime rib, as long as I eat it with lots of "roughage" to keep it moving through my system, then I feel wonderfully satiated for hours. Even though all the experts tell me that red meat is killing us, I still love it dearly.

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I've been Eating Clean about 80-90% of the time for the last couple of years. I'm on the Eating Clean team here at SP, read all the books, and savor the magazine!
When I eat crap now I feel physically ill. Headache, tired. Like a hangover.
Eating well has become a habit.

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I came from a feast or famine, starve or gorge emotional place. So, this eating good food that is also healthy is a whole new thing. When I eat crap now. I still feel hungry (and yet crap has used up a lot of calories). I feel cheated. Crap "over-promises" and "under-delivers".
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